The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday interrogated seven officials of Bangladesh Bank in connection with the much-talked-about Sonali Bank loan scam.
A seven-member investigation team, led by its deputy director Mir Zainul Abedin Shibly, interrogated them as witnesses of the swindling cases at the Commission head office, ACC sources said.
The central bank officials grilled today are joint director of the Financial Integrity and Customer Services Department Monir Ahammad Sikder, deputy director M Anwar Hossain and assistant director Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, deputy directors of the Inspection Department M Rezaul Islam and M Hasan Askari Bhuiyan, and Foreign Exchange Inspection Department’s joint director M Siddiqur Rahman and deputy director Kazi Arifur Rahman.
On January 1 this year, the ACC filed 26 cases against 35 officials of Sonali Bank and five business firms for swindling out over Tk 350 crore (funded) from the Ruposhi Bangla branch of the bank between October 2011 and May 2012 violating the banking rules.
The five business entities are T & Brothers Limited, Paragon Knit Composite Limited, Nakshi Knit Composite Limited, Khan Jahan Ali Sweaters Limited and DN Sports Limited.
SB Loan Scam 7 BB officials interrogated